The Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 finalist is the only female-led startup to make it to the finals of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC.

By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

Female-founded healthy eating startup HealthyOut is on a roll.

First, the team behind the app that lets you find healthy meals when you eat out was selected as a finalist at Women 2.0’s PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition. Then, HealthyOut managed to raise a $1.2 million round led by 500 Startups, Blueprint Health, 37 Angels, Jan Brandt (AOL Vice Chair Emeritus), Peter Horan ( President/COO), BHV, partners at TSG Consumer Partners, NY restaurateur Dave Kassling and other angels. And now, CEO Wendy Nguyen and her team have another accomplishment to tout: making it to the finals of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC. They were the only female-led team to make it that far.

OK, so they didn’t win (congrats to Enigma and Handle) but making it to the finals is still a big honor and a testament to Nguyen’s battle-hardened pitching skills, an accomplishment she credits in part to her experience at PITCH.

“All the pitch practice for the Women 2.0 Finals definitely paid off,” Nguyen said in an email.

Want to see her in action? Check our HealthyOut’s pitch.


Jessica Stillman is an editor at Women 2.0 and a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @entrylevelrebel.